A week ago I gave you a list of reasons why David West would exercise his opt-out option in the final year of his contract, enabling him to explore free agency. Since then, West tore his ACL during a heroic performance on Thursday in Salt Lake City. Let me first say, I feel for David. But how does the injury change West's options? Let's examine.
Two-time all-star David West has spent his entire 8 year career with the New Orleans Hornets. Whether or not the power forward will remain in NOLA next year is uncertain. He can opt out of his contract after this season, and I suspect he will. As a matter of fact, you can count on it.